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The 32 Best Chocolate Advent Calendars For Christmas 2021

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2020 was a write-off, but 2021 has seen glimmers of normality return. With that, the lockdown blues from Christmas 2020 are behind us, and we're now keener than ever to enjoy this year's festivities without a hitch. Big (but safe) family gatherings are back on the cards, and I suspect many Britons will splurge this year to compensate for last year's disruption.

Last year, the advent calendar market boomed, with many start-up chocolatiers producing their own countdowns to Christmas. Many of these sold out in a heartbeat too, helping to support artisans and fledgling businesses through tough economic times. This year, I suspect we'll see something similar again. The big brands will likely focus on the themes of togetherness, indulgence and family, while small businesses will focus on creating exquisite flavour combinations and more stock to cope with the predicted explosive demand for delicious, handmade, local chocolates.

As I did for Christmas 2020 and Christmas 2019, I've scoured the web looking for my favourite chocolate advent calendars for 2021. This year, as well as my favourites from big brands, I've used my local chocolate shop finder to find small businesses with big ideas. This list is sorted by price, from most expensive to the cheapest.

Top Tip: Last year, many of these advent calendars - especially those by artisan chocolatiers and craft chocolate makers - sold out rapidly. If you are interested in any of these, I urge you to place an order as soon as you can to avoid disappointment. Also bear in mind that delivery fees may apply.


1 Fortnum & Mason Feasting Advent Calendar

£200 | 1.6kg

Fortnum's Feasting Advent Calendar
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This Fortnum & Mason advent calendar is ideal for the food-obsessed chocoholic. Across 25 days of December, you'll unbox foodie treats from the luxury grocer's product range. There's plenty of chocolate, of course, but also a range of boozy tipples and condiments too.

The chocolate items inside this Fortnum & Mason Feasting Advent Calendar include chocolate mice, chocolate coins, a Christmas-spiced biscuit-filled chocolate bar, Marc de Champagne chocolate truffles, salted caramel hot chocolate, Merrilossus chocolate biscuits, as well as spiced orange and dark chocolate biscuits. Other highlights (for me) include Piccadilly Piccalilli, Dungeness Wood Sage Honey, and Caramelised Nuts.

It's all presented in a delightful board box, filled with 25 drawers containing the products. What's more, you can squirrel the calendar box away after you've worked your way through the treats, and refill it with your favourite goodies next year.

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2 Whittard's Hot Chocolate Advent Calendar for Two

£60 | 48 x 20g | Hot Chocolate

Whittard's Hot Chocolate Advent Calendar for Two
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Whittard's Hot Chocolate Advent Calendar for Two returns for another year! The hit from last year returns in a regal blue box, decorated with yellows, blues and gold-foiled printed stars. Open the doors to each side and you'll reveal a selection of dark blue, green, and light blue drawers, each filled with two sachets of hot chocolate powder.

The calendar might be called "for two", but that doesn't mean you have to share. Perhaps that's a cup of hot chocolate for breakfast and for bedtime, or perhaps that's one for today and one to save as a pick-me-up during the inevitable January blues. Or, if you have a significant other - and you are kind spirited - then perhaps you'll take the opportunity to enjoy a mug of hot chocolate together.

Varieties include Luxury, Luxury White, Sticky Toffee Pudding, Rocky Road, Mint, Salted Caramel, Orange, Peanut Butter, Raspberry Ripple, Strawberry, Crème Brûlée and 70% Cocoa.

The powders are made using flavourings and so are suitable for vegetarians. The dark recipes (Luxury, Peanut Butter, Rocky Road, Salted Caramel, and 70% Cocoa) are suitable for vegans, reckons Whittard.

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3 Cocoa Delicious BYTEZbox Advent Calendar

£55 | Artisan | *Limited Numbers Available*

Cocoa Delicious BYTEZbox Advent Calendar
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'Pretty in pink' perfectly describes this adorable Cocoa Delicious BYTEZbox Advent Calendar. This artisan advent calendar features 24 pink windows, each decorated with festive illustrations. Gold-foiled numbers and festive message add a touch of sparkle to the grey-backed calendar.

Bonbon flavours remain a mystery, although Cocoa Delicious has teased the flavours of spiced gingerbread, chocolate orange and salted caramel. The advent calendar contains 24 signature “Edible Art” filled chocolates, hand-made in Norfolk.

Contact Cocoa Delicious to order your advent calendar, while stocks last. Pre-order early to avoid disappointment.

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4 Läderach FrischSchoggi Advent Calendar

£49.90 | 410g

Läderach FrischSchoggi Advent Calendar
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If you can't get to Switzerland this winter, let Switzerland come to you. The Läderach FrischSchoggi Advent Calendar is a luxury red affair, with tall, slim rectangular doors spanning the a wide box. Behind each window is FrischSchoggi. What's FrischSchoggi, you ask? It's Swiss milk, white or Grand Cru dark chocolate blended with roasted nuts or berries.

Produced in Switzerland, this Läderach calendar will ply you with 24 samples of Swiss chocolate to help see you through December, meanwhile dreaming of the snow-capped Alps or those bustling Christmas markets.

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5 Pierre Marcolini Advent Calendar 2021

£49 | 175g

Pierre Marcolini Advent Calendar 2021
Photo credit to Pierre Marcolini

Last year, I had the joy of counting down to Christmas sampling Pierre Marcolini's creations each day through December. The entire experience, from packaging through to tasting, just felt magical, and that's what I seek from an advent calendar. Fun, whimsy, and a healthy dose of festive nostalgia.

The Pierre Marcolini Advent Calendar 2021 is another show stopper, with a colour scheme of oranges and blues depicting a snowy scene in Piedmont. Inside, 24 chocolate creates are hidden beneath big round doors, including a selection of gianduja bells, hearts, Pierre’s famous ‘Pralinés Anciens’, and other iconic chocolates. Make no mistake, this is an indulgent advent calendar that delivers from start to finish.

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6 Nibblette Luxury Christmas Advent Calendar 2021

£42.95 | Artisan | *Limited Numbers Available*

Nibblette Luxury Christmas Advent Calendar 2021
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This artisan advent calendar features bespoke artwork inspired by the Northern Lights (Aurora Borealis). Blues, pinks, purples and peaches decorate this advent calendar, with gold-foiled print enhancing the aesthetics further. The calendar is fully recyclable and plastic-free too!

The Nibblette Luxury Christmas Advent Calendar 2021 doesn't just look the part. Inside, 24 luxury bonbons await inside, hand-painted with a delicious range of flavours to boot. While the full list is a secret, Nibblette has shared the flavours of Gingerbread, Mont Blanc (Chestnut), Chocolate Orange, Cinnamon and Star Anise, Mulled Cider, and Pumpkin Spice with me. Based on the chocolate boxes I've had the pleasure of sampling, you're in for a real treat with this advent calendar.

To coincide with this launch, Nibblette is also stocking greetings cards, so you'll be able to have a personalised gift message printed and placed inside a card to send with the calendar, should you be gifting it to a dear friend or relative.

Contact Nibblette to order your advent calendar, while stocks last. Pre-order early to avoid disappointment.

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7 Artisan du Chocolat Ultimate Advent Calendar

£40 | 270g | 40 pieces

Artisan du Chocolat Ultimate Advent Calendar
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This three-dimensional Artisan du Chocolat Ultimate Advent Calendar is certainly a statement piece, and looks suitably festive too. It combines a box of chocolates with an advent calendar to create this two-in-one eye-catcher.

Artisan du Chocolat has filled 24 drawers with a selection of salted caramels, truffles, coated fruit and nuts, and pearls to see you through the December madness. There's also a further selection on top of this green, white and red circular advent calendar, possibly to help see you through all that Christmas shopping (although officially, it's your treat for reaching Christmas Day).

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8 Harrods Chocolate Truffle Advent Calendar

£40 | 252g

Harrods Chocolate Truffle Advent Calendar
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Presented in Harrods' traditional green and gold brand colours, this advent calendar features a design based around the Knightbridge store. behind 25 doors sits a selection of chocolate truffles, hand-finished by artisans in Kent.

A variety of flavours and finishes are included in this vegetarian-friendly Harrods Chocolate Truffle Advent Calendar, including the likes of hazelnut praline, salted caramel, Marc de Champagne, and Christmas pudding.

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9 The Painted Peacock Luxury Christmas Advent Calendar

£38.50 | Artisan | *Limited Numbers Available*

The Painted Peacock Luxury Christmas Advent Calendar
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Enjoy a daily dose of luxury thanks to The Painted Peacock Luxury Christmas Advent Calendar. The calendar features 24 handmade, hand-painted chocolate bonbons spanning 18 flavour varieties. You'll find passion fruit, crunchy coconut, and chilli chocolate, amongst others, as well as a selection of vegan options such as the award-winning Pink Peppercorn with Pistachio.

The 24 chocolate bonbons are tucked away inside an advent calendar box, festively decorated with a snowy scene and reindeer.

Contact The Painted Peacock to order your advent calendar, while stocks last. Pre-order early to avoid disappointment.

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10 York Cocoa Works Advent Calendar

£32.50

York Cocoa Works Advent Calendar
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New for 2021, the York Cocoa Works Advent Calendar will see you through December with a variety of fine chocolate treats. The plastic-free calendar is decorated with a variety of chocolate-themed illustrations and hides 24 delicacies.

The chocolates from York Cocoa Works span seasonal truffles (think mulled wine, spiced orange, and Christmas pine) through to 10g single-origin tasting blocks, including 45% Uganda, 50% Dominican Republic, 65% Peru, 65% Papua New Guinea, 65% Indonesia, 72% Honduras, 75% Dominican Republic, 85% Ecuador and 90% Papua New Guinea.

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11 Amare Patisserie Advent Calendar

£30 | Artisan | *Limited Numbers Available*

Amare Patisserie Advent Calendar
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I adore the pink and purple hues in this very stylish Amare Patisserie Advent Calendar, depicting a wintery scene with the words "we wish you a merry Christmas" dazzling in a pink foiled print.

This artisan chocolate advent calendar contains two sets of a dozen flavoured bonbons, and each one is hand decorated. Expect to find an assortment of caramels, pate de fruit and ganache centres. While the flavours are a surprise, Amare Patisserie has teased the flavours of peanut butter jelly, salted caramel, amaretto, and gingerbread.

Contact Amare Patisserie to order your advent calendar, while stocks last. Pre-order early to avoid disappointment.

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12 Nono Cocoa Limited Edition Vegan Advent Calendar

£30 | Artisan | Vegan | *Limited Numbers Available*

Nono Cocoa Limited Edition Vegan Advent Calendar
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"The world is our home" is the theme of the Nono Cocoa Limited Edition Vegan Advent Calendar. The concept is that this box of 24 unique chocolates will take you on a journey around the globe. As Nono Cocoa quite rightly points out, the last couple of years has taken its toll, with issues such as Brexit, the Coronavirus pandemic, loneliness, mental health, sickness and death, extreme weather, wildfires, flooding, segregation, racism, and discrimination all dominating the headlines.

Seeking to unite the world through the medium of chocolate, this advent calendar takes you on a global odyssey. This collection of vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free, nut-free, yeast-free chocolates draws inspiration from flavours of the world. Flavours include mince pie, fig jam, limoncello, moringa and apple, and more.

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13 Ferrero Collection Advent Calendar 2021

RRP: £29.99 | 271g

Ferrero Collection Advent Calendar 2021
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The ambassador really is spoiling us this year, with this Ferrero Collection Advent Calendar 2021. The golden toned calendar features a collection of traditional illustrations on the front, dominated by a large Christmas tree. The chunky advent calendar opens like a book, revealing a snow capped house illustration. 24 doors hide 25 surprises (it looks like there's a double treat on 24th December).

The calendar includes three varieties of treat - the classic Ferrero Rocher, Raffaello and Rondnoir. The first one needs no introduction and comprises of a whole Hazelnut in a milk chocolate and nut croquante. Raffaello features a crisp coconut shell with a smooth coconut filling and a whole almond. Rondnoir is the dark chocolate option.

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14 Reber Mozart Marzipan Advent Calendar

£29.99 | 350g

Reber Mozart Marzipan Advent Calendar
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I do love a good helping of chocolate covered marzipan, and this Reber Mozart Marzipan Advent Calendar has me covered. Boasting fine German marzipan made using pistachios and almonds inside shells of milk and dark chocolate, there's also a selection of treats in here, such as hazelnut praline and coffee cream truffles.

The front of the white and gold-foiled advent calendar depicts Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. It's produced by Reber in Bad Reichenhall, Germany, a short distance from the Germany-Austria border, and most importantly from Salzburg, where Mozart was born.

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15 Anthon Berg 24 Days Chocolate Liqueur Advent Calendar

RRP: £28 | 375g | Alcoholic

Anthon Berg 24 Days Chocolate Liqueur Advent Calendar
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Kick start your December with a chocolate liqueur treat each day in the run up to Christmas Eve courtesy of this Anthon Berg 24 Days Chocolate Liqueur Advent Calendar.

24 dark chocolate bottles are filled with a dozen original premium spirits, so you'll get the opportunity to sample each one twice throughout the month. Brands include Borghetti Espresso Liqueur, Drambuie Heather Infused Scotch Whiskey Liqueur, Mount Gay Rum, Cointreau orange-flavoured triple sec liqueur, Danzka vodka, The Famous Grouse Scotch Whisky, Licor 43 Spanish liqueur, Galliano vanilla liqueur, Camus Cognac, Rémy Martin cognac, Boulard Calvados, and Sobieski vodka.

There's a knack to eating these boozy treats, according to Anthon Berg. Give it a shake, turn it upside down, then bite off the base. Drink the tipple, then munch on the dark chocolate.

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16 Victorie Sweets Gin Collection Advent Calendar 21

£27.50 | 300g | Alcoholic | Artisan | *Limited Numbers Available*

Victorie Sweets Gin Collection Advent Calendar 21
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Know a gin lover? This Victorie Sweets Gin Collection Advent Calendar 21 fuses together artisan chocolate and gins to create an indulgent boozy experience. This is perhaps the advent calendar for grown-ups.

Designs of the calendar vary, so expect one from a random assortment. If you've got your heart set on a particular design, get in touch with Victorie Sweets to see if its still available.

What sets this Victorie Sweets advent calendar apart from the rest is what's on the inside, namely 24 hand-crafted gin chocolates in a variety of flavours. You can look forward to sampling a dizzying range of options, including blueberry gin, Parma violet, peppered pear caramel, lemon, plum crumble, candy cane, wild berry, dark chocolate orange, blackberry crumble, lavender, honeycomb gin, cherry and almond, sherbet orange, mango, quince and walnut, gin and tonic, mango shortbread, berry marshmallow, plum, spiced pudding, Turkish delight, and spiced apple caramel. If that doesn't whet your appetite, I'm not sure what will!

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17 80Noir Ultra Advent Calendar

£25.50 | 411g | Vegan

80Noir Ultra Advent Calendar
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80Noir Ultra has re-released its advent calendar for 2021. The 80Noir Ultra Advent Calendar features a lovely festive pattern in reds, greens and blues. Behind the 24 doors you'll find either a 13.5g mini bar or a 100g bag of hot chocolate beads.

Even thought this chocolate has a cocoa solids content of 80.3%, 80Noir reckons their blend rids the product of bitterness, so you get all the benefits of dark chocolate without sacrificing on flavour. If you are a dark chocolate lover, and are a big kid at heart, this grown-up advent calendar is for you.

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18 Love Cocoa Luxury Chocolate Truffle Charity Advent Calendar

£25 | Charitable

Love Cocoa Luxury Chocolate Truffle Charity Advent Calendar
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The Coronavirus pandemic has undoubtedly tested us all in many ways, but one of the most noticeable discoveries along our collective journey is how many Brits truly cherish the invaluable services of the National Health Service. That's perhaps why it feels good to learn that Love Cocoa is donating its profits from its advent calendar this year to NHS charities.

The calendar is full of festive illustrations of London, with cameo appearances from notable figures that helped shape our country's response to the pandemic. Captain Sir Tom Moore takes pride of place next to Joe Wicks, the nation's PE teacher.

The Love Cocoa Luxury Chocolate Truffle Charity Advent Calendar is filled with 23 truffles in an assortment of Rocher, Hazelnut Praline, Dark Chocolate Ganache, and Gianduja. There's also two 20g Honeycomb and Salted Caramel bars as surprises along your countdown through December.

The tastiest bit of this Love Cocoa advent calendar has to be the satisfaction in helping NHS charities while enjoying opening a chocolate treat each day in December.

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19 Godiva Christmas 2021 Advent Calendar

RRP: £20 | 177g

Godiva Christmas 2021 Advent Calendar
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Belgian chocolate brand Godiva has released its festive calendar to see you through December. The red and white Godiva Christmas 2021 Advent Calendar features a stylish snow globe design on the front, and contains 24 doors to help you countdown to Christmas. I quite like the built-in ribbon that's tucked away, that you pull out and use to hang your calendar should you so wish to do so.

Inside, there's a selection of cute Santa, penguin and snowman figurines cast in milk, dark and white chocolate. Milk chocolate shells hide a milk chocolate ganache, while the white chocolate shells mask a hazelnut praline, and the dark chocolate shell encapsulates a vanilla and white chocolate ganache. There's also chocolate neopolitans in sold dark chocolate and smooth milk chocolate with almonds.

While some of Godiva's chocolates are now made in Turkey, the chocolates in this calendar are made in Belgium, according to the box.

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20 Iguana Chocolate Vegan Friendly Dark Chocolate Advent Calendar

£15.99 | Vegan | *Limited Numbers Available*

Iguana Chocolate Vegan Friendly Dark Chocolate Advent Calendar
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This exclusive limited-edition handmade advent calendar is perfect for vegans and dark chocolate lovers alike. The Iguana Chocolate Vegan Friendly Dark Chocolate Advent Calendar is filled with 24 dark Belgian chocolate domes, each with one of 12 different flavours. Some of the flavours include Coconut and Cherry, Hazelnut, the award-winning Mango and Chilli, Pistachio and Cranberry, Cocoa Nibs, and Puff Candy.

This Iguana Chocolate advent calendar is free from gluten and dairy, although is produced in a kitchen that handles such ingredients.

Contact Iguana Chocolate to order your advent calendar, while stocks last. Pre-order early to avoid disappointment.

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21 Getting Personal Personalised Photo Advent Calendar

£14.99

Getting Personal Personalised Photo Advent Calendar
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If you are looking to gift a unique, one-of-a-kind advent calendar to your children / grandchildren / young-at-heart partner, this is a fun option. Upload a photo and text onto the Getting Personal website and they'll turn it into a personalised advent calendar.

Your uploaded photo becomes "Santa's favourite elf" on the front of this Getting Personal Personalised Photo Advent Calendar, while a personal message can be added to the reverse side.

Inside, there's 25 foil-wrapped milk chocolate discs.

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22 Green & Black's Organic Chocolate Advent Calendar

£12.99 | 360g

Green & Black's Organic Chocolate Advent Calendar
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The sleek Green & Black's Organic Chocolate Advent Calendar returns for another year, this time with a darker colour scheme with motifs of cacao pods, Christmas tree branches, and a ribbon and bow motif.

Inside this Green & Black's advent calendar, there's a selection of individually-wrapped 15g organic chocolate bars each day in the run up to Christmas, culminating in a larger 35g 70% dark chocolate bar.

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23 Tony's Chocolonely Big Tiny Christmas Calendar

RRP: £12.99 | 225g

Tony's Chocolonely Big Tiny Christmas Calendar
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Tony’s Chocolonely fans rejoice as the cheeky chocolate company has launched an advent calendar. Decorated in a similar style as their brightly coloured chunky chocolate bars, this Tony's Chocolonely Big Tiny Christmas Calendar will be a must for those addicted to Tony's chocolate and ethical stance.

The calendar opens up like a book, revealing 24 doors to the right, and accompanying information on the left. Read the information on the left, then open the door on the right to reveal small daily helpings in 10 different flavours of Fairtrade milk, dark and white chocolate.

Throughout December you'll get to sample flavours including milk chocolate, dark milk chocolate, white chocolate, rark chocolate 70%, milk chocolate caramel sea salt, dark milk chocolate pretzel toffee, dark chocolate almond sea salt, milk chocolate hazelnut, milk chocolate almond honey nougat, and white chocolate raspberry popping candy.

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24 Monty Bojangles Curiously Moreish Vegan Truffle Advent Calendar

RRP: £12.99 | 235g | Vegan

Monty Bojangles Curiously Moreish Vegan Truffle Advent Calendar
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New for 2021 is the Monty Bojangles Curiously Moreish Vegan Truffle Advent Calendar, featuring a trio of brand new flavours produced for this product. Throughout December, you'll work through Cocoa Nib Nights, Cocoberry Blush and Caramel Haze chocolate truffles. On day 24, you'll reveal a trio of truffles to kick start your Christmas Eve celebrations.

This blue advent calendar carries the Vegan Society logo and features illustrations of many festive elements. There's also elements you'll find from other Monty Bojangles packaging, as well as imagery of Monty Bojangles chocolate truffle boxes too, for good measure.

Prefer the regular range of chocolate truffles? The Monty Bojangles Curiosity Cabinet Advent Calendar° in green delivers a truffle a day in one of six flavours, plus a Scofflets pouch of six Chocolate and Sea Salt Truffle Bites on day 24.

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25 Hotel Chocolat 45% Nutmilk Chocolate Advent Calendar

£12.50 | 125g | Vegan

Hotel Chocolat 45% Nutmilk Chocolate Advent Calendar
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In recent years, I've pined over Hotel Chocolat's Grand Advent Calendar and its quirky Advent Calendar for Two. This year, there's nine different assortments to choose between, and my pick is the vegan Hotel Chocolat 45% Nutmilk Chocolate Advent Calendar.

It's made in the same factory as dairy chocolate, so Hotel Chocolat can't guarantee it to be dairy-free, but the recipe itself doesn't contain dairy. Instead, Hotel Chocolat turns to hazelnut flour to add a creamy feel to the taste.

Hotel Chocolat reckons their 45% Nutmilk recipe will fool you into thinking its a traditional milk chocolate recipe. You'll have 24 tastes of their vegan chocolate recipe through December, with a mix of cute festive shapes and slabs helping you count down to Christmas.

Prefer something different? You're in luck! Hotel Chocolat has released nine advent calendars this year:

  1. The Grand Advent Calendar (£68) - a bumper collection of chocolates and chocolate treats. Take a look°.
  2. The Advent Calendar For Two (£26) - a calendar designed to share (or with double helpings just for you!). See it here°.
  3. The Everything Advent Calendar (£26) - a collection of chocolates from across the range in a lovely-looking calendar. Find it here°.
  4. Milk Chocolate Advent Calendar (£12.50) - a collection of milk chocolate mini slabs and sculptures. Take a look°.
  5. Dark Chocolate Advent Calendar (£12.50) - a collection of dark chocolate mini slabs and sculptures. See it here°.
  6. White Chocolate Advent Calendar (£12.50) - a collection of white chocolate mini slabs and sculptures. Find it here°.
  7. Caramel Chocolate Advent Calendar (£12.50) - a collection of caramel chocolate mini slabs and sculptures. Take a look°.
  8. Nutmilk Chocolate Advent Calendar (£12.50) - a vegan chocolate advent calendar. See it here°.
  9. Up To Snow Good Advent Calendar (£8) - designed for the kids, with adorable milk chocolate mini slabs each day. Check it out°.

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26 H!P Salted Caramel Advent Calendar

£10 | 120g | Vegan

HIP Salted Caramel Advent Calendar
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Perfect for salted caramel fanatics and vegans alike, this H!P Salted Caramel Advent Calendar features 24 helpings of the company's plant-based, vegan-friendly, oat milk chocolate. The Columbian cocoa is given a salted caramel twist and cast into squares, each hidden behind a window to see you through December.

Not only that, this H!P Chocolate calendar is 100% plastic free, which keeps in line with the brand's eco and sustainable ethos.

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27 Lindt Lindor Milk Chocolate Advent Calendar

RRP: £10 | 300g

Lindt Lindor Milk Chocolate Advent Calendar
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If the thought of a box full of Lindt Lindor gets you giddy with excitement, this is the advent calendar for you. Designed for Lindor addicts, this Lindt Lindor Milk Chocolate Advent Calendar boasts a selection of classic Lindor chocolates in sphere, heart and cube forms.

Across 24 days of December, you'll get to indulge in the classic, smooth milk chocolate truffle. The calendar itself looks joyously festive, with a deep red backdrop, splashed with white motifs and graphics of the Lindt surprises that await behind sealed doors.

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28 NOMO Vegan Caramel Chocolate Advent Calendar

£10 | 224g | Vegan

NOMO Vegan Caramel Chocolate Advent Calendar
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NOMO specialises in dairy-free, gluten-free, egg-free, and nut-free chocolate, and this advent calendar serves up a helping of vegan chocolates, but with a salted caramel twist.

The NOMO Vegan Caramel Chocolate Advent Calendar is a yellow triangular-shaped calendar with 25 windows to see you through to Christmas Day. Each day you'll get to munch on a caramel-filled chocolate drop, while on Christmas Day you'll receive a Caramel Chocolate Bar. In case you wondered, these are made with a non-dairy alternative to milk chocolate and a vegan caramel flavour centre.

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29 Montezuma's Absolute Black 100% Cocoa Advent Calendar

£9.99 | 240g | Vegan

Montezuma's Absolute Black 100% Cocoa Advent Calendar
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Looking for something intensely dark? How dark? 70%? 85%? How about 100%? This Montezuma's Absolute Black 100% Cocoa Advent Calendar fits the bill perfectly, with 25 helpings of chocolate made with 100% cocoa solids. It's an intense taste sensation like no other, and is suitable for vegans too.

If the thought of 100% scares you, you'll be pleased to know Montezuma's has produced a dizzying range of advent calendars this year:

  • Christmas Truffle Advent Calendar (£29.99) - 25 milk, white and dark chocolate truffles. Check it out°.
  • Absolute Black 100% Cocoa Advent Calendar *Vegan* (£9.99) - 25 pieces of 100% dark chocolate. Take a gander°.
  • Organic Dark Chocolate Advent Calendar (£9.99) - 25 helpings of 74% dark chocolate. See it here°.
  • Organic Milk Chocolate Advent Calendar (£9.99) - 25 helpings of 37% milk chocolate. Take a look°.
  • Kids Organic Milk & White Chocolate Advent Calendar (£9.99) - 24 servings of milk and white chocolate in a smaller quantity than the calendars above (ideal for kids and those who like a smaller piece of chocolate each day). Check it out°.
  • Kids Like No Udder Advent Calendar *Vegan* (£9.99) - 24 servings of vegan milk chocolate in a smaller quantity than the calendars above (ideal for kids and those who like a smaller piece of chocolate each day). See it here°.

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30 HAPPi Free From Advent Calendar

£7.50 | 96g | Vegan

HAPPi Free From Advent Calendar
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This joyful yellow advent calendar is designed to appeal to kids and adults alike, while catering for the vegan and dairy-free chocolate markets. Rooted in the advent calendars you might remember from your childhood, each door in this HAPPi Free From Advent Calendar hides a 4g square of dairy-free oat milk chocolate. It's perfect for those who just like a small daily dose of chocolate as well as those who want - or need - a dairy-free chocolate advent calendar.

This advent calendar by Happi Free From is complimented by a new Oat Milk Selection Box (£12.50) which includes an 80g bar, three 40g bars, and a 50g hot chocolate spoon.

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31 Cadbury Dairy Milk Pop Up Advent Calendar

£6 | 267g

Cadbury Dairy Milk Pop Up Advent Calendar
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If you're after a simple chocolate advent calendar, but want something a bit fancier than the standard ones you find in the supermarket, check out this "build your own tree" advent calendar. The Cadbury Dairy Milk Pop Up Advent Calendar features a selection of Cadbury treats - Fudge, Freddo, Dairy Milk and Chomp - to help you count down to Christmas.

The party trick with this particular box is it folds out to form a three-dimensional Christmas tree. Each of the doors on the advent calendar forms a decoration, that you can slide onto the tree. By Christmas, you'll have a fully decorated tree, and will have worked your way through a Cadbury treat each day.

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32 Annie's Vegan Treats Advent Calendar

£5 | Vegan | *Limited Numbers Available*

Annie's Vegan Treats Advent Calendar
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If you're looking for a good value vegan advent calendar that is kind to the environment, check out the Annie's Vegan Treats Advent Calendar, which is available in two sizes.

The small advent calendar (at a pocket-friendly £5) features vegan Belgian dark chocolate shapes flavoured with orange, mint, and caramel, wrapped in recyclable foil. 25 chocolates are supplied in small (recyclable) paper bags ready to pop into the reusable felt advent calendar.

Upgrade to the large advent calendar (£12) for a 1m tall advent calendar, and vegan dark chocolate orange, mint, and strawberry creams plus vegan chocolate-covered honeycomb pieces.

The ethos at Annie's Vegan Treats is to make the best vegan chocolate affordable to all, with minimal impact on the planet. That's why they offer fabric advent calendars that can be used year after year. If you've got one from last year, you can buy just the chocolate treats from Annie's Vegan Treats (without another felt calendar) to top yours up.

Contact Annie's Vegan Treats via their Facebook page or Instagram account to order your advent calendar, while stocks last. Pre-order early to avoid disappointment.

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Whichever chocolate advent calendar you choose this year, I urge you to support your local chocolate shops. We're not out of the woods yet and the impact of COVID-19 means the Christmas period will be vital to ensure stability for many businesses across the country, large and small.

Which chocolate advent calendar for 2021 do you love the most? Let me know in the comments below.

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Perfect if you can't decide which chocolate bar to choose, this Conscious Chocolate Hamper contains vegan, raw chocolate bars from the entire Conscious range. Presented in a stylish gift box or wicker hamper, it's ideal for giving as a thoughtful gift and is also a great value way to sample the full range of flavoured chocolate bars.

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